photoFOCUS Camp

photoFOCUS Camp mixes the best of scientific and artistic experimentation. Kids enthralled by photography, excited by invention, and eager to MAKE will love this week long camp. Hosted at Hemisfair, and programmed by Bridge Projects.


The Activities: photoFocus Camp will broaden your knowledge of light and photography! We’ll take digital photographs, recreate film-camera techniques, and design a mirror based art installation! Hosted at Hemisfair, we’ll spend lots of time outside exploring, using photographic tools, and doing activities such as:

-Making photograms and photographs
-Light painting with long exposure photography (like the picture above)
-Printing photographs and making them into kites to see your creations soar!
-Closing exhibition, where campers get to show their work off to their parents

The Instructors: Bridge Camp is directed by Cade Bradshaw, an artist and summer camp veteran! Our Bridge Staff are the best and brightest – and include certified teachers, scientists, artists, and parents!

The Idea: Campers at photoFOCUS will engage with photography in a deeper way by exploring the origins of photographic tools, doing experiments on the properties of light, and looking at contemporary light-based artists. Every student will leave camp with at least 1 printed photograph, photograms, and the confidence to start new projects on their own. More than a ready-made project (and free of popsicle sticks or glitter) photoFOCUS is fun, useful, and confidence building!

The Details:

-Ages 10-13 (some exceptions can be made, please email

-Dropoff from 8-8:30am, pickup from 3-3:30pm

-Campers will pack their own lunch and snacks.

-A portion of the proceeds benefit Hemisfair!

-Kids may bring their own camera (or even an iPhone), but it is not required.

Hourly Schedule

8:00 - 8:30
Check in and Dropoff
8:30 - 8:45
Warmup Activity
8:45 - 10:45
Rotations & Exploration Activities
10:45 - 11:00
11:00 - 12:00
Major Photography Project, Round 1
12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 1:30
Major Photography Project, Round 2
1:30 - 1:45
Snack Again!
1:45 - 2:45
Closing Activities and Afternoon Fun!
2:45 - 3:00
Clean & Pack Up
3:00 - 3:30
Check Out & Pickup
3:30 - 5:00
After Care Available
Register First! After care is purchased daily.


Jul 09 2018 - Jul 13 2018


Extended Hours Available
8:00 am - 3:30 pm


$250 / week


434 S. Alamo, San Antonio TX 78205



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